Re K (High Court) [2013] (unreported) Hogg J

I represented and advocated on behalf of the children, in private law Children Act proceedings. A children’s Guardian had been appointed for the children under rule 16(4). The father was originally represented by silk but then acted in person with a McKenzie friend. The father sent email to Baker J in which he made very abusive allegations of corruption, negligence and prejudice. Baker J ordered the matter listed before another Judge. At the final hearing Hogg J took the unusual step of making a cost order against the particularly difficult father due to the exceptional nature of the case.
The father was represented by Stephen Cobb QC, after which he was a litigant in person with his McKenzie friend, the Mother was represented by Piers Pressdee QC

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